Welcome to Glenbeigh

Village of Champions

Glenbeigh

Glenbeigh and Rossbeigh           


Welcome to Glenbeigh, Gleann Beithe meaning the Glen of the Birch Tree, on the world famous Ring of Kerry. Glenbeigh is a small charming fishing, walking and holiday village, cosily nestled at the bottom of the Curragh and Seefin Mountains and has been welcoming visitors for as far back as the 1850s. The Caragh River and the Behy River flow at either side of the village into Castlemaine Harbour and the magnificent Rossbeigh Beach stretches out in to Dingle Bay.

 

The mountain and coastal scenery here is magnificent, and the circuit of the hills from

salmon and trout fishing with the season starting in January and finishing late in August.  Trout fishing on Lough Coomasaharn, the largest of the local lakes, is also very popular with both local and visiting anglers.

 

Very popular with both visitors and locals alike, are the range of horse riding trails here in Glenbeigh. Catering for both young and old, with full equipment provided, you have a choice of experiences from inland mountain trails to stunning beach gallops at Rossbeigh.

 

You must take time to enjoy the splendour of Rossbeigh beach, which stretches for more than eight kilometres along a south north spit into Dingle Bay.  Legend has it that Oisin and Niamh galloped off on their white horse  into tir na nOg;meaning the land of youth.This stunning Blue Flag beach is perfect for swimming, surfing, windsurfing, sea kayaking and canoeing, walking,  This beach is guarded by a trained Lifeguard throughout  the summer months. And with a number of mud flats found on the eastern side of the spit, offering some fantastic bird watching.

 

The beach also offers a fabulous Children’s Playground called Tír na nÓg, a Tennis Court and a super combined Basketball and Soccer Court. A picnic area is beside these wonderful amenities or alternatively, you can enjoy great bar food close by in stunning surroundings.

 

Bird watching is another famous attraction in Glenbeigh. With lots of beaches and marshes to study different breeds of birds from Ireland and  also migratory birds that come in for the winter and move away again as summer approaches. There are lots of bird houses around, located in the trees for people to study and enjoy with lots of information signs and images included to introduce  you to the types of birds and their habits.

 

You can visit Wynnes Folly which is located west of the village on the main Ring of Kerry road towards Cahirciveen.There was a landlord named Lord Headley Wynne and he built the castle mansion in 1867. The castle is overlooking all of the village so as the landlord could keep an eye on his tenants to whom he had leased out the land. Many of the tenants were evicted when they were unable to pay the hugely increased rents, usually 50%, which he levied in order to build the castle.The shell of the castle still exists to this day and is definitely worth a visit.
 

 

Between Cromane and Glenbeigh, there are a number of activities for you to consider. Dooks Golf Course is a favourite 18hole links course with stunning views of Glenbeigh and Rossbeigh.And is a must for any golf enthuaist visiting and staying in the area.

 

Close to Glenbeigh, is the old fishing village of Cromane, a low-lying shingle spit at the western end of Castlemaine Harbour. This is one of the few locations where you can view in one turn, the Brandon and Slieve Mish Mountain Ranges to the north and west and the McGillycuddy Reeks to the south. There is a sizeable aquaculture industry here and Cromane also boasts the largest natural mussel bed in ireland.

 




 

 

 

 

 

Their is also some very
scenic walks on the beach and mountains with magnificent views of inch beach  .In glenbeigh as well their is 4
beautiful caravan parks available for visitors. all of these give our visitors plenty of
choice on where to stay.And their is also a lot of bed and breakfast in
the area as well.With a variety of places to stay including our beautiful local hotels.And all at very reasonable prices.

 

 

 

 

Their is lots of choice when you want to eat out in this beautiful village.We have beautiful restaurents to suit everybodys taste.And the local pubs also offer excellent pub food in a lovely relaxing enviroment all year round.With some beautiful traditional music in the background.

 

Also in glenbeigh

Their is a big choice to shop from in glenbeigh with 2 beautifully laid out supermarkets providing all the essentials you may require on your stay in glenbeigh.They also provide petrol and deisel pumps to fill up your vehicles;To continue your stay in this beautiful part of the world.

 

In Glenbeigh towards the end of august start of september we run the Glenbeigh festival and races;This is always been a huge success it starts of on a friday evening with a fancy dress through the village including all the local businesses;And a Fancy dress parade for the kids as well.Along with local street entertainment throughout the weekend.And on the saturday and sunday there is the horseracing 2 day meeting on the beautiful rossbeigh beach.This is an annual event and attracts massive crowds to the area for the meeting.

 

 

 

Kells

 

Kells is a small village on the way between glenbeigh and cahirciveen all on the ring of kerry road.Kells boasts lots of amenities and things to do on your stay in this beautiful setting on the ring of kerry.

 

Their is the world famous Caitin Beithers pub with stunning views of the atlantic ocean while enjoying a relaxing drink.During the summer months they run sheep dog trials to the rear of the premises which consists of about 1 acre of grassland;Local farmers and their sheep and dog put on a show. CALLED SHEEP DOG TRIALS. where the dog has to round up the sheep under the farmers orders and git them to go into a pen at the bottom of the field.

 

 

Further down the road about 1km and down a byroad to the right hand side.Their is two beautiful garden nurseries;Boasting the most native and exotic types of plants and shrubs and something to suit everybodys taste.

 

And beautiful b&b located on the waterfront overlooking the atlantic ocean boasting fantastic accomadation and splendied scenary.

 

Their is also a beautiful schedluded beach facing the atlantic;It is a ideal location for lots of water sports including swimming;canoying;surfing the large atlantic waves a must for any surfing enthuaist;

 

Also in kells is the world renowned Quarry restaurent famous for its excellent cuisine and the various dishes that are available at this splendied location overlooking the panaromic Atlantic Ocean;And is definitely worth a visit whether it me a passing tourist or a tourist staying in the Kells area.

 

 

 

Glencar

 

Glencar is located approx 8 miles from the village of Glenbeigh.This area comes under Glenbeigh/Glencar this is all the one parish.Glencar is famous for its spectauler scenary and beautiful panaramic views of dooks and Glenbeigh;And is a haven for walking enthuastisc with lots of hill walking through forests and mountain regions.Glencar is also famous for the Glencar cattle show which is held annually over 1 day in the local sportsfield and brings farmers with sheep and cattle to try and sell their stock and to get the best possible price for them.They also run some side shows for entertainment for the large crowd that gathers their for the day.

 

Their is 1  beautiful hotel in the area boasting accommadation for tired hill walkers and canoest who were tackling the waters of blackstones river which runs all the way down to caragh river in glenbeigh.And there is also 2 pubs set in transuil surroundings boasting a great atmosphere and attracts locals and tourists alike who chat away in friendly conversation over  an Irish Guinness;And talk about the activities and things they have done throughout the day.

 

 

Glencar is also the home of lickeen wood famous for its vast selection of scenic walks through the forest and surrounding mountain area.Their is a walk named The Kerry Way with a distance of 10  miles approx the walk starts in Glencar and travels through the mountains taking in the various townlands and you go through glenbeigh taking a left at the local church in glenbeigh village and continuing through pathways and all of the time you can still enjoy the panaramic views of the atlantic ocean.

 

 

 

Also located in Glencar is Cappanlea Outdoor Center is also a very short drive from the village of Glenbeigh.Its situated in Glencar near the base of the Mcgiullicuddy Reeks;Irelands largest mountain.It offers such activities as Rock Climbing;Wind Surfing;Sailing;Hill Walking;Kayaking and canoeing.Its about 10 minutes drive from glenbeigh village.And is definitely worth a visit and is a must for the outdoor enthuaeist.

Glenbeigh and Rossbeigh           

Their is 1  beautiful hotel in the area boasting accommadation for tired hill walkers and canoest who were tackling the waters of blackstones river which runs all the way down to caragh river in glenbeigh.And there is also 2 pubs set in transuil surrohome of lickeen wood famous for its vast selection of scenic walks through the forest and surrounding mountain area.Their is a walk named The Kerry Way with a distance of 10  miles approx the walk starts in Glencar and travels through the mountains taking in the various townlands and you go through glenbeigh taking a left at the local church in glenbeigh village and continuing through pathways and all of the time you can still enjoy the panaramic views of the atlantic ocean.

 

 

 

Also located in Glencar is Cappanlea Outdoor Center is also a very short drive from the village of Glenbeigh.Its situated in Glencar near the base of the Mcgiullicuddy Reeks;Irelands largest mountain.It offers such activities as Rock Climbing;Wind Surfing;Sailing;Hill Walking;Kayaking and canoeing.Its about 10 minutes drive from glenbeigh village.And is definitely worth a visit and is a must for the outdoor enthuaeist.

Glenbeigh